The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited R over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
R
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 33 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing R 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.28% 0.27% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.60% 0.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £525 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £550 £420
% change year-on-year
-38.63% +30.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
154 164 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 49.20% 43.62% 51.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 91 91
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £283 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 9
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.15 £37.50 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.88%

R
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing R as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

R Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

R
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing R across the Cambridge region.

R Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing R also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for R.

1 3 (75.00%) SAS
1 3 (75.00%) Biometrics
1 3 (75.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (75.00%) S-PLUS
1 3 (75.00%) Publishing
1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (75.00%) Life Science
2 2 (50.00%) CDISC
3 1 (25.00%) Predictive Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (25.00%) Games
3 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Online Games
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) Scala
3 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (25.00%) MapReduce
3 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (25.00%) Vertica
3 1 (25.00%) Big Data
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices

R
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) SAS
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (75.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (75.00%) Publishing
2 1 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Programmer
1 3 (75.00%) Senior Programmer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (25.00%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Big Data Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Data Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Hadoop Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) SAS Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Data Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior SAS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (75.00%) Life Science
2 1 (25.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Biometrics
1 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
2 1 (25.00%) MapReduce
2 1 (25.00%) Microservices
2 1 (25.00%) Predictive Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) CDISC
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Vertica